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Find out more about the benefits of being a PALA member & join for this year! Join us.


Choose below from the drop-down menu from one of the following two options.

Please note that members paying via paypal are requested to choose the language settings on their paypal account which enable them to enter their name and address in the Roman script, if necessary, to help with the management of journal subscriptions. Thanks for your cooperation!

Subscription options

Please note that you will be asked for your credit or debit card billing address (depending on how you choose to pay) and you will also have the opportunity to specify the delivery address for your journal subscription.

Membership is for the calendar year. Renewal reminders will be sent out towards the end of the year.

For student membership, please send an email to the address, containing the following details in the body of an email:

How do I renew my membership?

Please also use the same options above to renew your membership, and please ensure that you give us your current contact details. Note that PALA membership is for the calendar year, and you will be asked to renew each year, irrespective of when you join. Whenever you join in the year, with Standard membership you will receive all four issues of Language and Literature for that year.

Why join PALA?

Current benefits for PALA members include:

How much does it cost?

Standard membership costs £50 and includes all the PALA benefits plus the year's issues of Language and Literature.

Basic membership costs £20 annually and includes all the PALA benefits without the journal subscription.

Student membership is free and includes all the PALA benefits without the journal subscription. Students who wish to subscribe to the journal pay the regular membership fee.

All types of membership are for one calendar year.

The special discount rate of £50 with the journal Language and Literature is particularly good value. The normal annual price is £54. Your 'Standard' PALA membership effectively means you will receive the journal for £30.

Payment must be made online via Paypal. You can pay with a credit or debit card, from a bank account, or from your own Paypal account. You do not have to have a Paypal account to join. If you do not have one, you can either set one up, or use the option to continue without an account on the payments page.

How do I find out more?

Find out more about PALA, or contact the membership secretary Stephen Pihlaja, email:

If you want to know what we do with your details, read our pages on data protection and privacy.